Redwood City, CA (PressExposure) May 30, 2012 -- Clickatell, a leading mobile messaging provider today announced today it has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Americas award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private technology ventures.
The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across North America. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.
"It is an honor to be recognized as one of the leading technology companies in North America," said Clickatell CEO Pieter de Villiers. "Clickatell's selection by the Red Herring editorial team is a continued validation of our leadership in mobile messaging and marketing solutions. There are 5 mobile users for every PC user if you think the internet changed our lives, hold on to your seats the impact of mobile is just starting."
"This year was very rewarding," said Alex Vieux, publisher and Chairman of Red Herring. "There are so many great companies producing truly innovative and amazing products and technologies. We had a very difficult time narrowing the field and selecting the Finalists from such a group of future stars. Clickatell shows great promise therefore deserves to be on the short list. Now we are faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners."
Finalists for the 2012 edition of the Red Herring 100 Americas award are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the several months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the, security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, life sciences, cloud, mobile and other sectors completed their submissions to qualify for the award.
Clickatell provides a solution that enables high value, individualized mobile messages that can significantly improve people's day-to-day lives in terms of safety, convenience, awareness, and savings. As mobile use continues to climb, Clickatell's SMS Gateway is gaining more recognition as a powerful and cost-effective channel of targeted communications, marketing and customer interaction.
The Finalists are asked to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Americas Forum in Santa Monica, California, May 21-23, 2012. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony the evening of May 23 at the event.